We do a lot for our body — stressful working days, rigorous training, running with children, and other daily body activities that can make the skin tired. And in winter, fresh, dry air can contribute to this, leaving the skin dull. That’s why a personal care routine is a must throughout the year, but especially when temperatures start to drop. Nevertheless, we often save on the time spent on giving our bodies the necessary care. Since keeping your skin in order doesn’t have to be exclusive to certain self-care days, we share six winter body care tips that will help you take care of your body from head to toe.
5 Tips For A Body Care Routine In Winter
Tip #1: Get A Humidifier
According to the Mayo Clinic, humidity decreases sharply in winter. And the artificial heat used inside also sucks all the moisture from the air, so your skin will certainly begin to feel the effects of dryness quite quickly. One way to add moisture to the air of your home is to use a humidifier. After frequent use, a humidifier can help soothe and relieve the dryness of the skin.
Tip # 2: Peeling
Peeling in moderation can be beneficial in winter. When exfoliating, you remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, which makes it look more radiant. In addition, regular peeling allows your favorite body care products to absorb the skin faster and easier. We recommend using exfoliating gloves in combination with your favorite exfoliating cleansing gel or shower gel for the best results. Follow a similar routine for your face once or twice a week by cleansing and uncorking L’Oréal Paris Pur-SUCRE Kiwi Scrub, nourishing and sweetening L’Oréal Paris Pur-sucre Cocoa scrub or energizing L’Oréal Paris pur-sucre Kona Resurface Coffee Scrub and L’Oréal Paris Pur-sucre. Each scrub is formulated with nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil, kiwi seeds, and Kona coffee that will leave your skin buttery soft, and radiant after use.
Tip # 3: Limit your shower time + temperature
The shower can seem like a haven in winter-especially if you turn on the warm water. And while we know that long warm showers can be soothing, too much hot water can rid your skin of the natural oils and moisture you need. This means that you will leave the shower with super dry skin. Replace this hot H20 with lukewarm water and limit your showers to five minutes. We know this can be difficult, but trust us—your skin will thank you.
Tip # 4: Moisturize frequently
If it is important to moisturize regularly (READ: every day and with every shower or handwashing), the application of a moisturizer is also important. Moisturizing as soon as you get out of the shower will help to clog the gaps between the skin cells and seal the moisture while your skin is still moist. To achieve a thick and creamy formula, it is the colder months. We also love the honey balm from Manuka L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition For the face, neck, chest, and hands. It is formulated with Manuka honey extract and nourishing oils to soothe dry skin and give it a healthy glow.
Tip # 5: Apply sunscreen
One of the most important skincare essentials in your beauty arsenal is sunscreen, and we can’t insist enough that you have to wear sunscreen in winter as well. Whenever you plan to be outdoors for long periods of time, especially when the sun is out, it is important to have sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on your face and body. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA rays can penetrate through the clouds and reach your skin through the glass, so don’t assume you’re protected just by avoiding winter outdoor activities. For your face, use a moisturizer with broad-spectrum sunscreen. L’Oréal Paris SPF 30 Triple Power revitalift Day Lotion acts as an anti-aging moisturizer formulated with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. It will help soften and soothe the skin, while providing a layer of sunscreen.